April 23, 2012

Hanging Out with the Obamas'!

Question: Did I use that apostrophe correctly in the title of this post? 

Obamas'? Obama's? Obamas?

Hmm, maybe I should've taken some editing classes in college....

Anyway, I totally hung out with the Obamas' this weekend! No biggie. Michelle and I are like this

Haha, grand delusions aside, I was lucky enough to go on the White House Garden Tour on Saturday. The lovely Lynn Colt was kind enough to give me an extra ticket, and we were able to bypass the mega long lines because her fiance has an Awesome Government Job. 

Go Awesome Government Jobs!

{Hello, future house! Caroline for president!}
{My head is HUGE! Cantaloupes ain't got nothin' on my noggin.}
{Lynn and her fiance Gene. So cute!}
I finally got to meet Lynn's fiance Gene! I've known Lynn for nearly two years now but---through various near-misses---I've never met her fiance. Turns out, he's a fun and funny and laid-back guy (thumbs-up, Lynn!) and I really need to introduce him to Justin since they both work in similar careers, they both love to shoot, and they both have a mutual hatred of the Olive Garden. 


{A building next to the White House. Another future house?}
I even got to do some writing research on the tour! The White House plays a key role in my YA alternate history novel Anomaly, and so I've been studying maps of its interiors and grounds. Still, nothing can compare to the real thing! After viewing the Rose Garden and the Ellipse, I may have to do some rearranging in the book....

So how was your weekend? What have you been up to? And did you SEE the ending of last night's Game of Thrones episode?! Aieee! I was so confused and kind of grossed out. And yet, I remain so intrigued!


  1. No apostrophe: Obamas. When you use an apostrophe with a name, it's possessive:

    The Obamas' house -- The house belongs to the Obamas.

    Obama's car -- President Obama owns the car.

    If you're talking about hanging out with the family (as in this post), you want to say "Hanging with the Obamas."

    Hope this helps! Sounds like your trip was awesome. :)

    1. Aw, thanks so much, Rebecca! I needed this refresher very desperately! OK, I think I understand apostrophes now. Hopefully. Haha.

  2. Oh you two are adorable! And your head is not huge. IT's just fine. But you did totally make me think of So I Married an Axe Murderer LOL:)

    1. Haha, an orange on a toothpick! While I still think my head is rather large, at least it isn't THAT large! :)

      And a big head just means I have a big brain, right?

  3. So cool. And please...my head is the KING of big heads. Oh, and I used to be a solid hater of the Olive Garden, too--until I tried their 6.95 lunch special. Now me and my cousin are HOOKED! :)

    1. YES! The unlimited salad and soup lunch special is the absolute best! I don't order anything else at the Olive Garden. Not when they're zuppa toscano is so darn delicious!

  4. Wow! I would have been soooo excited to take a tour. And your husband is right about that restaurant. Yuck! And your head is not big. ;-)